Lessons from the Economics of Higher Education for the US and the World
Afternoon presentation by Morton Schapiro, President, Northwestern University
Economic research has much to say about how we should manage colleges and universities around the world, and on how government educational policies can best promote economic growth and income equality. From studies of how college enrollment responds to changes in tuition, to analyses of outcome measures and efficiency, to examining differential economic and non-economic returns associated with various academic degrees and experiences, we have learned much over the past few decades about the optimal way forward in the challenging post-2008 period.
Morton Schapiro began his term as the 16th president of Northwestern University in September 2009. He is a professor of economics in Northwestern’s Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and also holds appointments in the J.L. Kellogg School of Management and the School of Education and Social Policy. President Schapiro is among the nation’s leading authorities on the economics of higher education, with particular expertise in the area of college financing and affordability. He has testified before the US Senate and House committees on economic and educational issues. President Schapiro received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Hofstra University and his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.